Oakar started the swaps in November. She got the idea after spending a year in New York City, where traders would meet in each others apartments to exchange unwanted garments. Were not as fashion-conscious here in Cleveland, she says. So weve opened it up to whatever it is you want to get rid of. For a $10 fee, participants rent space to sell or trade their items. Then everyone meanders between tables to swap stuff like candles, shoes, and suits. Its a free-for-all, says Oakar.
Oakar hopes to expand future swaps to include professional services -- like legal help and plumbing skills. And business cards are always welcome. Im going to golf with two of the girls I met, says Oakar. Its turned into a pretty cool social.
First Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m., 2007